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Headteacher Named Best In The North

Thursday May 30 2013

Julie Allen Julie Allen

A PRIMARY school headteacher has scooped a top award - being named headteacher of the year for the North of England.

Julie Allen, of Birkwood Primary, was presented with the accolade on Friday after being picked from thousands of applications.

She will now go into the national finals which take place in London in October and are televised on BBC Two.

You can read our original story on Julie's shortlisting for the award here.

"I'm incredibly excited and I think it's wonderful for our school and the community," Julie said. "I didn't actually know I'd won until the assembly last Friday so they had managed to keep it under wraps until then."

The Pearson Teaching Awards are open to every school in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
She was nominated by parent Steve Borrowdale, Dan Wood, Julie's deputy and the school community.

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Reply Posted by Hoyland Red on Thursday May 30 2013 at 18:21
Excellent work and well done to everyone involved with the school. I just find it amazing that no-one has commented on this good news story but plenty find the time to acknowledge a lunatic up a sculpture in another story - we do like the negatives.

Reply Posted by Karen on Thursday May 30 2013 at 19:59
Well done Julie, I have worked at your school via behaviour support some years ago. You and your staff always appeared committed and genuine people that really care about the children and the school.

Good luck for the next round.

Reply Posted by Karen G on Saturday June 1 2013 at 19:36
Well Done Julie Allen!
My two children went to Birkwood and now my grandaughters are there, I used to be a School Governor at the school and am very proud to be associated with it.
All the very best for the National finals in October :)

Reply Posted by Marie C on Monday June 3 2013 at 12:39
Excellent news - good to see something positive about our town for a change. Good luck at the national finals! :-)